I first started working with Paul Lowe four years ago back in 2010 when I started my Will’s Picks feature for his magazine, Sweet Paul. I will never forget how Paul believed in me: I was still working in a 9-5 and burning the midnight oil to build my freelance career when he agreed to commission the feature from my pitch. All these years later, it’s a pleasure to still be a part of the team that creates a magazine with more than six million readers an issue.
Those of you who have met Paul with attest to his warm, jovial and creative spirit, and it’s that very spirit that pours out from the pages of his new book, Sweet Paul Eat & Make, which was published in America yesterday. Split into a series of recipes and simple kitchen crafts for morning, brunch, noon and night, it’s a clever fusion of food and DIY. Exquisitely styled, photographed and laid out recipes feature throughout, from Maple-Roased Granola and Finnish Rye Bread for Morning and Brunch, to Pasta with Chunky Pesto and Roasted Vegetable Shepherd’s Pie for Noon and Night. Mixed in are a series of quick and stylish ‘rustic-chic’ makes, just like the painted charger plates seen above. For those of you who like tasty recipes that are quick and use minimal ingredients, Sweet Paul Eat & Make will become your kitchen bible. What do you love about Sweet Paul, friends?
// Photography by Will Taylor | DIY and actual book photography by Alexandra Grablewski | Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt